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  • India’s first National IPR Policy maintains position on affordable drugs

    May 31, 2016

    The India government has unveiled the first National Intellectual Property Rights Policy that sets out seven objectives and relevant guidelines to promote the country’s IP regime, and has resisted pressure from the United States to amend the patent law regarding access to cheap drugs

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  • Interview: Ada Leung, Director, Hong Kong IP Department

    May 31, 2016

    Hong Kong will soon implement a new original grant patent system. In an exclusive interview with Managing IP, Ada Leung explains how it will work and why the HKIPD will be turning to SIPO for support on substantive examination

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  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2016)

    May 31, 2016

    Part-time and full-time UPC judges wanted; new features of the UPC case management system and EPO’s software for Unitary Patent released; more member states preparing for ratification; Preparatory Committee discuss remaining aspects of the UPC; our latest UPC scenario on challenging a non-opted out European patent relating to a pharmaceutical product during the transitional period

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  • China’s trademark reforms, two years on (sponsored discussion)

    May 25, 2016

    Two years ago, China introduced major amendments to the Trademark Law. Lily Changxin Lei and Wen Zhong of Liu Shen & Associates analyze the impact they have had

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  • The trademark cases to watch in the US

    May 25, 2016

    Michael Loney previews today’s INTA sessions on US case law and scandalous marks

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  • Assertive anticounterfeiting in Africa and Asia

    May 25, 2016

    Your products are sold in emerging markets in ASEAN and Africa regions but you are dealing with a major counterfeiting issue. Considering that each country is unique in terms of legal system and culture, how should you tackle this problem?

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  • Digital discussions in Brussels

    May 25, 2016

    The Digital Agenda, the use of trademarks online, effective digital enforcement, the implications of a mobile economy and copyright protection will be just some of the topics addressed at INTA’s Digital World Conference in Brussels on December 1 and 2 this year

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  • Don’t you know who I am? Tips for proving fame

    May 25, 2016

    Panelists shared tricks for defeating trademark hijackers in various jurisdictions yesterday in the session “Almost Famous: Proving Fame in First to File Jurisdictions”

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  • Whatever will be of B&B?

    May 25, 2016

    Trademark practitioners in the U.S. are thinking more strategically about the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) since the Supreme Court’s B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries ruling in March last year. A session on Monday looked at the ruling’s impact in the U.S. and Europe

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  • ARIPO calls on users to try its improved system

    May 24, 2016

    "We have come a long way in many ways. We are now more mature, our system is now more efficient and coherent, but we are always looking to improve,” said ARIPO Director General Fernando dos Santos, who spoke to the INTA Daily News yesterday.

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  • See you in Barcelona!

    May 24, 2016

    Next year, the INTA Annual Meeting returns to Europe for the first time since 2008: it will take place in Barcelona, Spain from May 20 to 24, 2017.

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  • INTA returns to Africa

    May 24, 2016

    INTA’s first conference in Africa for more than 20 years will focus on “how you can grow your business in Africa and develop your brands,” said Barry Gerber of Philip Morris International, co-chair of “Building Africa with Brands,” which takes place in Cape Town in September.

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  • May the enforcement be with you

    May 24, 2016

    In-house counsel for some of the biggest names in their respective businesses shared their best strategies on enforcing brands in the digital environment in a panel on Monday.

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  • IP office workshop launched

    May 24, 2016

    In a new initiative at this year’s Annual Meeting, INTA is hosting a series of panels for IP offices, all of which take place today. The workshop will provide representatives of many offices—both regional and national, big and small—with an opportunity to compare best practices, share challenges and learn from each other.

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  • Mediation in practice

    May 24, 2016

    A formidable panel of trademark experts took the stage for Sunday’s mock mediation session. On one side were Miles J. Alexander of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in the U.S. and Daniel R. Bereskin of Bereskin & Parr in Canada. Opposing them were Louis T. Pirkey of Pirkey Barber and Lori A. Ball of Molson Coors. Driving the parties towards an agreement was moderator Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Fischer in the U.S.

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  • Professors debate nontraditional marks

    May 24, 2016

    Companies are increasingly looking beyond word trademarks to distinguish their goods and services in the marketplace. Sound, shape and color are some of the nontraditional signs that are now accepted as trademarks in many jurisdictions. Does this stifle lawful competition and communication in the marketplace?

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